Mezzo-Soprano Olivia Vote Wins the 2019 Jensen Competition


MAY 18 2019 – NEW YORK CITY, NY – Today, the Fritz & Lavinia Jensen Foundation awarded Olivia Vote First Place in the 20th annual Jensen Foundation Vocal Competition in New York City. For the final day of the competition, Ms. Vote, a mezzo-soprano, performed “Air de lettre” from Jules Massenet’s Werther, “Je vais mourir” from Les Troyens by Hector Berlioz, and “Wie du Warst” from Richard Strauss’ Der Rosenkavalier. Ms. Vote received $15,000 as first place winner.

Other 2019 Jensen award winners were mezzo-soprano Corrie Stallings (Second Place Award Winner - $10,000), soprano Teresa Castillo (Third Place Award Winner - $7,500), and soprano Sylvia D’Eramo (Munday Encouragement Award Winner - $3,000).

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Meet our 2019 Finals Judges

The Jensen Foundation is very pleased to welcome three internationally renowned opera professionals as our Finals Judges for the 2019 Competition. In addition to judging the final round, our judges will provide feedback to finalists after the Competition.

With this, our 20th competition, the Jensen Foundation is proud of the legacy of support Fritz & Lavinia Jensen made possible:



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